Don Mueang Airport Guide to Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)

Don Mueang Airport taxi to city

Get to Bangkok city centre within 30 minutes from Don Mueang Airport, since it is located at 27 kilometres distance.

Don Mueang Airport has a special taxi management system which allows you to book a taxi and wait for it at the waiting areas, where you can entertain meanwhile. There is also a special queue for both disabled passengers and monks. You can get to the special taxi management system desk by following the signs from either of the airport terminals.

For your safety, use only the official and mettered taxis, since there might be scams waiting for you in Don Mueang Airport. There is a 50-baht surcharge for the registered taxis, which means they are official taxis and agrees to use the meter.


Taxi ranks are available outside either Terminal 1 or Terminal 2 Arrivals Hall.


Find the following taxi companies available in Don Mueang Airport:

- Tom Taxi Services: +66 98 281 2537
- Bangkok Airport Transfer: +66 86 515 0234

Note that thanks to the taxi system available in Don Mueang Airport there is no need to call for a taxi. 


Estimated fare for a single ride to Bangkok city centre (Hua Lampong Station) from Don Mueang Airport is around 330.00 baht.

Fares to other popular destinations within Bangkok:

- Suvarnabhumi Airport: 432.25 baht.
- Sukhumvit Road: 287.48 baht. 
- Bangkok City Hotel: 260.80 baht.
- Pratunam: 255.20 baht. 

Tuk – Tuk

Since it is another popular and cheap way of transport, tuk – tuk is also an iconic element of Bangkok’s daily life.

There has been a big discussion around the tuk-tuk fares regarding taxis as you can find contradictory opinions about the price of a single ride in this mean of transport since they don’t count with meters.

The most common complain about tuk-tuk drivers is that unexpected stops through the city are done in order to make you purchase some items from any of the stores they stop to. Since they get benefits to do this, final fare can get higher than expected as the ride will be longer.


As tuk-tuks don’t have meters, before riding one you should agree a fare with the driver.

Average offered prices goes around 110 to 120 bahts.

Tips to ride a Tuk-Tuk in Bangkok

- Fares can vary considerably according to distance, time of the day, traffic, etc. A regular short trip should cost you no more than 30 baht.
- You should negotiate fares with the driver since he will surcharge you, especially if you’re a tourist. Try to negotiate between 5 to 15 baht off from the proposed fare.
- Be aware of the scams. Don’t trust tuk-tuk around touristic areas, especially if they offer you special routes to shopping places and sightseeing tours.
- Don’t take a tuk-tuk during the following hours: 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 16:00 pm to 19:00 pm, which are the peak hours of the city and it is most likely you get stuck in a traffic jam.
- Take them for short trips, as they are ideal in terms of fares and velocity to move through Bangkok.

Share a car

Sharing car apps are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the above options. You can consider to share your ride with more people or simply join another one’s trip.

Apps like Uber or BlaBlaCar may be useful for your trip to any of the cities nearby.